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Hershell Louis Barnes

Hershell Louis Barnes, American lawyer. Bar: Texas 1970, certified Texas Board of Legal Specialization (law specialist (labor and employment)) 1975. Named The Best Lawyers in American, Woodward/White, Inc., 1988, Best Labor Lawyers in Dallas, D Magazine, 1999, Texas Super Lawyer, Texas Monthly and Law and Politics Media, 2003-2006.


  • Barnes, Hershell Louis was born on June 4, 1943 in Dublin. Son of Hershell Louis and Dell (Walker) Barnes.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Business Administration (honorary), Texas Technology University, 1967. Juris Doctor (honorary), 1970.


    • Associate Proctor & Jones, Austin, Texas, 1970—1971. Partner Seay, Gwinn, Crawford, Mebus & Blakeney, Dallas, 1971—1982, Haynes & Boone, Dallas, since 1982. Lecturer Texas Association Business.

      Council Education in Management, Texas Association Risk Management. Trustee Texas Technology Law School Foundation. Partner Barnes Law Firm, Dallas.

      Adjunct professor University of Dallas Graduate School of Management. Captain United States Army, 1969-1974.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Texas 1970, certified Texas Board of Legal Specialization (law specialist (labor and employment)) 1975.


    The state should not use its authority to promote particular religious beliefs, nor should it require prayer or worship in the public schools. However, the state should leave students free to practice their own religious convictions.

    Party affiliation: Republican


    Salvation is achieved through profound believe in God.

    Denomination: Methodist


    Loss, fear, grief or guilt may be weighing someone down. Never give up. Keep up with the search of truth in yourself and you will be awarded with the sense of happiness and joy you are looking for.


    Board Texas Business Association. Member of Dallas Area Employment Law Grp. (council on labor and employment law), State Bar of Texas (council on labor and employment law), Texas Technology Law Review (note editor 1969-1970), Texas Tech Law School Alumni Association (president 1982), American Bar Association (practice and procedure., labor & employment, law., indiv. rights sections), Royal Oaks Country, Texas Lancers, Red Raider, Sigma Iota Epsilon, Phi Kappa Phi, Beta Gamma Sigma.


    • Married Gayle Pierson, October 17, 1970. Children: Hershell Louis III, Jessica Lynn.
    • father: Hershell Louis Barnes
    • mother: Dell (Walker) Barnes
    • spouse: Gayle Pierson
    • children: Hershell Louis III Barnes
    • Jessica Lynn Barnes
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    Born June 4, 1943
    (age 74)